I just got rid of my B&W asw 2000 and bought a Velodyne HGS-12 and there is a difference. I sold the B&W because it was overkill. It was too big for my application and my apartment is relatively small. At minimum settings the B&W still rocked the house. There is no question that the B&W is much more powerful. I cannot explain why the B&W was so much more powerful.. they both have 10" drivers and the B&W had a 175 watt amp compared to the Velodynes 1250 watt amp. It may be the size of the cabinet but, all I can tell you is that the Velodyne has to be cranked up significantly higher to achieve the same results. For me, the Velodyne works just as well and is 1/2 the size (and 2 times the price). I could care less if I have to turn the volume up 50% higher to get the same results, the bottom line is that I get basically the same results. I won't lie, I do miss the B&W for sheer slam factor, but, this is more appropriate for my application.